RELG: World, 1st Edition

  • includes Religion CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card
  • Robert E. Van Voorst Western Theological Seminary
  • ISBN-10: 1111726205
  • ISBN-13: 9781111726201
  • 368 Pages Paperback 
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00 
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About The Solution

Overview

In both content and design, RELG: WORLD aims to meet course challenges of lower cost, brevity, and relevance to students. Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with over 500 students and faculty, RELG: WORLD is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Brief, clear, inexpensive, and intensely visual, RELG: WORLD's price and its visually engaging 4LTR Press treatment will attract students without repelling instructors, and the tear-out Chapter in Review cards will encourage retention. The accompanying eBook will also include numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth® explorations, and primary sources. Professors are always looking for ways to make religions practiced in distant places and times "come alive" for their students. RELG: WORLD's framing of the study of different religions as encounters between the religions' adherents and individuals like their students resonates with students' needs. Furthermore, Van Voorst's best-selling ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES offers instructors the option of creating a custom edition incorporating additional primary-source readings.


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Features/Benefits

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia learning tools based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 500 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter Learning Outcomes, listed at the beginning of each chapter, keyed to each major heading, and used to organize the end-of-book Chapter in Review cards.
  • What Do You Think? miniquiz at beginning of chapter, to surprise you and dispel misconceptions.
  • Key terms boldfaced and defined in the text margins; striking photos; "A Closer Look" boxes on dress, customs, and origins of terms specific to each religion; and vignettes of encounters with adherents of each religion.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the book provide you with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to you with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio, video, flashcards, and more are only a click away.
  • The study tools package is second to none, including image, video, audio, and maps to bring course material to life. Study using the integrated website and digital version of the book which includes numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth explorations, and primary sources.

What's New

  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with over 500 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter Learning Outcomes, listed at the beginning of each chapter, keyed to each major heading, and used to organize the end-of-book Chapter in Review cards.
  • What Do You Think? mini-quiz at beginning of chapter, aimed at surprising students and dispelling misconceptions.
  • Key terms boldfaced and defined in the text margins; striking photos; "A Closer Look" boxes on dress, customs, and origins of terms specific to each religion; and vignettes of encounters with adherents of each religion.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio, video, flashcards, and more are only a click away.
  • A supplements package that is second to none includes image, video, audio, and maps to help professors with their presentations and to increase student engagement with course material. Professors can build their presentations easily from the unified website and interactive eBook which includes numerous annotated links to interactive maps, videos, audio pronunciations, Google Earth explorations, and primary sources.

Table of Contents

1. Beginning Your Study of World Religions.
2. Encountering Indigenous Religions: Ways to Tribal Life.
3. Encountering Hinduism: Many Paths to Liberation.
4. Encountering Jainism: The Austere Way to Liberation.
5. Encountering Buddhism: The Middle Path to Liberation.
6. Encountering Sikhism: The Way of God's Name.
7. Encountering Daoism and Confucianism: Two Views of the Eternal Way.
8. Encountering Shinto: The Way of the Kami.
9. Encountering Zoroastrianism: The Way of the One Wise Lord.
10. Encountering Judaism: The Way of God's Chosen People.
11. Encountering Christianity: The Way of Salvation in Jesus Christ.
12. Encountering Islam: The Straight Path of the One God.
13. Encountering New Religious Movements: Modern Ways to Alternative Meanings.
Index.

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Meet the Author

About the Author

Robert E. Van Voorst

Dr. Robert E. Van Voorst, Professor of New Testament Studies at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and former professor of religion at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has written frequently on religious studies in noted journals and reference works. In addition, he has authored numerous books, including six with Cengage Learning: RELG: WORLD, 2nd Edition; READINGS IN CHRISTIANITY, 3rd Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES, 8th Edition; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: EASTERN RELIGIONS; ANTHOLOGY OF WORLD SCRIPTURES: WESTERN RELIGIONS; and READING THE NEW TESTAMENT TODAY, now also in a Chinese version. Other books by Van Voorst include BUILDING YOUR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK VOCABULARY, 3rd Edition; THE ASCENTS OF JAMES, a recovery and commentary on a second-century Jewish-Christian document; and JESUS OUTSIDE THE NEW TESTAMENT, an examination of traditions about Jesus from ancient classical and Jewish documents, now also in Italian.

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"Clear, engaging writing style. Rich detailed descriptions of rituals and history. Up-to-date issues related to history of traditions."
— John Morreall, College of William and Mary
"With less paper notebooks and more laptops in the classroom, this appeals to the 'modern digital native' student."
— Stacie Anfinson, Scottsdale Community College
"It seems like a good approach for my students. I think they would be more likely to do the reading, and they would be able to read more effectively and efficiently. It would provide good support for the philosophical material I also provide."
— Mark Webb, Texas Tech University
"I think the live links to audio and visual materials will excite the students. The review links will also be helpful, allowing the students to know which areas of the materials they have not mastered and to revisit the materials selectively for enhanced retention of crucial areas of the course."
— Cynthia Carsten, University of Phoenix and Pima Community College

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